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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #150 on: October 18, 2014, 04:49:35 PM »
when crops are good prices are down.  When I have just a few calves prices are near record highs.  It's a plot I tell you.  :-X

That is a great photo of the hill behind that field.  Looks like Whitetail heaven.

Thanks, Stan.......it USED to be Whitetail heaven, until EHD reared its ugly head! :'(

That can't be you driving that tractor.  No bib overalls.   :lol: :taunt:
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #151 on: October 18, 2014, 08:12:34 PM »
FALL ARRIVES IN THE AOWA VALLEY, THE FARM, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #152 on: October 18, 2014, 09:26:39 PM »
That is a beautiful valley.  What is the name, Aowa, as far as origin.  Sounds like the correct spelling of Iowa.  :-\
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #153 on: October 18, 2014, 09:40:05 PM »
It probably is some kind of bastardization of the 'Iowa' Indian name, but I see it spelled 'Aoway', 'Ayowa' & 'Ayoway' on various old maps of the region, state and county.  It is now officially spelled 'Aowa' on all state & county maps.  Captain Meriwether Lewis referred to it as 'Rologe' Creek and Clark spelled it that same way on his map......one of the few times the two of them spelled ANYTHING the same way twice! :shrug: :rofl:
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #154 on: October 20, 2014, 05:24:09 PM »
AUTUMN GOLD, PONCA STATE PARK, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA







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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #155 on: October 20, 2014, 05:32:37 PM »
Those are some nice pics Wolfy... I'm glad that you finally figured out how to use a camera :rofl:
:cheers: ;)


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« Reply #156 on: October 20, 2014, 07:24:07 PM »
Some nice equipment.
What a great day to be outside.

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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #157 on: October 20, 2014, 07:29:48 PM »
  Pretty country! Not like I expected. I thought you had more "flat land" in your "neck o' the woods". I was mistaken... Ya got some nice "breaks" there. I like it from here, after seeing the pics. Be happy to see more whan ya get the time!
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So, Thanks for taking the time to share your area.  Very nice!
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #158 on: October 20, 2014, 07:39:30 PM »
Those are some nice pics Wolfy... I'm glad that you finally figured out how to use a camera :rofl:
:cheers: ;)


Keep your nose in the wind, your eye on the skyline... I stole it from Wolfy ;)

I knew how to use a camera, BH.....I just didn't have one to use! :'(

Some nice equipment.

I'll tell my neighbor that you like it.....it's our ground & crop, his equipment. ;D

  Pretty country! Not like I expected. I thought you had more "flat land" in your "neck o' the woods". I was mistaken... Ya got some nice "breaks" there. I like it from here, after seeing the pics. Be happy to see more whan ya get the time!
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So, Thanks for taking the time to share your area.  Very nice!
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Thanks, JB.....I really do feel lucky to live here in this corner of the state.   The Fall colors are just beautiful this year and they're lasting a loooong time, too.   Lots of varied terrain, streams, small lakes and woodlands up here in the northeast part of the state, too.  All in all......it's not too bad. :shrug:
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #159 on: October 20, 2014, 08:59:39 PM »
it sure as heck isn't.  It is extremely interesting country and very beautiful this time of year.  Your photo essay on this is impressive Wolfy, all the way from western Nebraska to the Missouri river.  You did a good job with it and, like MnSprt said, its a lot different that I expected. 
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« Reply #160 on: October 20, 2014, 10:10:37 PM »
Thank you, so much, Stan.....I really appreciate the compliment!   I'll continue to add to the thread when I get some shots that I think some of you would like to see.  Nebraska is a pretty diverse place when it comes to terrain and scenery.  Of course, I'm used to the northeastern portion because I've lived, farmed, hunted & fished here all of my life, but I love and appreciate the beauty, attractions, history & diversity of the rest of state, too.  The more regions and the more of its residents that I meet, the more I appreciate living here.  :thumbsup:
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #161 on: October 20, 2014, 10:29:05 PM »
Great autumn pics! I love seeing the leaves changing.

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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #162 on: November 13, 2014, 07:04:49 PM »
BRINGING IN THE SHEAVES

LAST DAY OF THE 2014 CORN HARVEST, THE FARM, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

November 13, 2014....the last day of harvest.  Clear and VERY cold harvest season, but we were extremely lucky that the first large snow 'event' of the season passed just north of us.....we recieved just a bit of icy sleet and a dusting of snow.  This is the last crop that I will be able to say that I planted, tended & brought to harvest. :'(   I am officially retiring from actively farming the ground that my granddad, dad, brother & I have been farming since just after WWI.  Time to relax and quit worrying so much about everything year after year!   It turned out to be a good year to go out on...the farm produced more corn & soybeans per acre this year than it has in any other year in its history! :banana:











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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #163 on: November 13, 2014, 07:42:35 PM »
That is a beautiful place.  I guess you will still live close or there and just wander around.  You will still worry about that stuff because it is in your blood.  More time to go to MOTFT and Robinson, and Custer battlefield, and Rosebud battle site, and Wagon box, and....... well all that stuff. 

You can keep this thread going by doing photos of the same place in different seasons.  I always wanted to do that but never get it done. 

Glad you can enjoy some time just wandering.  After the first year you will wonder how you had time to farm.   8)
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #164 on: November 17, 2014, 02:24:26 PM »
Congratulations on your retirement, wolfy. Now, with all the free time on your hands, try not to get into too much trouble. >:D
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #165 on: November 17, 2014, 02:51:10 PM »
BRINGING IN THE SHEAVES

LAST DAY OF THE 2014 CORN HARVEST, THE FARM, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

November 13, 2014....the last day of harvest.  Clear and VERY cold harvest season, but we were extremely lucky that the first large snow 'event' of the season passed just north of us.....we recieved just a bit of icy sleet and a dusting of snow.  This is the last crop that I will be able to say that I planted, tended & brought to harvest. :'(   I am officially retiring from actively farming the ground that my granddad, dad, brother & I have been farming since just after WWI.  Time to relax and quit worrying so much about everything year after year!   It turned out to be a good year to go out on...the farm produced more corn & soybeans per acre this year than it has in any other year in its history! :banana:


What a positively great way to call it a career.  Knowing how a lot of small farmers have had it I am thrilled for you to leave on your own terms.

Congratulations on the start of a long and interesting retirement. 

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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #166 on: November 17, 2014, 03:03:50 PM »
Congrats on the bountiful harvest and your retirement!


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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #167 on: November 17, 2014, 04:53:35 PM »
G'Luck!,  & may you have Great Adventures in your retirement!
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 And... Congrats!, on a job well done!


Enjoy yourself!


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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #168 on: November 17, 2014, 04:55:19 PM »
Wolfy, I was at the coffee shop in town this morning and there was an article in the Rapid City Journal about Beautiful Nebraska.  They had a website listed you could go to and see fifteen beautiful places in Nebraska.  I laughed out loud and said that Craig had beat them to it.  This has been an enjoyable thread and I do hope it continues.
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #169 on: November 17, 2014, 05:52:16 PM »
Congratulations on your retirement, wolfy!
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #170 on: November 17, 2014, 06:03:13 PM »
THANK YOU ALL, SOOO MUCH for the compliments and well wishes......it's nice to hear those kinds of things from my friends here on our little forum!   It's kind of a funny feeling to be hanging up the grain scoop after this many years of taking care of the place.......I almost felt like I was shirking my duties by not hurrying to hook up to the chisel plow to start the fall tillage work in that nice Fall weather, but I resisted. :P   It's not my worry anymore!  :shrug:

If I find some more 'photo opps' or trip pictures from other out-of-the-way, interesting places or uniquely Nebraskan things that I think some of you would enjoy seeing, I will add to the thread occasionally.  Hopefully, I will have more time to explore some of them now.  Heather will retire from teaching at BCU this Spring, so that will mark the beginning of our REAL freedom from the tethers of scheduled responsibility..... .can't wait!
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #171 on: November 21, 2014, 12:46:39 PM »
Waaalll.... I read the whole durned thing today. I gotta say that this is an epic thread!! And for a number of reasons too.

Pictures look like they're a brochure for heaven! Great shots, Wolfy! Lot of great info too. Man, lemme tell you, I enjoyed this! I too hope you carry it on! Epic! :hail: :thumbsup:

And this retirement thing -- not durned likely! Not by a loooong shot! If I got you figured, and I figure I do, you'll be out and about galavanting around your lovely home state! But I add my congrats and respect. Thanks for feeding a lot of hungry people! :hail: And I sincerely hope you don't miss your stubble jumpin' too much.

Wolfy, I wish more people were as happy where they are as you. We'd sure have a lot less wars and suchlike.

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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #172 on: November 21, 2014, 07:21:14 PM »
Congrats on your retirement Wolfy :cheers:
You might have time to come & visit me in Montana now (once I get there) :cool:


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« Reply #173 on: November 21, 2014, 07:21:52 PM »
Oh... & those are beautiful pics!


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« Reply #174 on: November 21, 2014, 07:33:54 PM »
Curly Bill liked Nebraska



Or maybe he didn't ... never mind




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« Reply #175 on: November 21, 2014, 07:39:35 PM »
Ol English Bob said Nebraska just beat hell out of him last time he was there, rough country it is.
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« Reply #176 on: November 21, 2014, 08:21:40 PM »
I forgot about that line from the Duck of Death. What a great movie.


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« Reply #177 on: November 22, 2014, 11:11:31 AM »
Hey, Wolfy, sorry about hijack. I was just funnin'  ;)

I really have enjoyed the pics.

+1 on KK's comments  :thumbsup:
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #178 on: November 22, 2014, 01:11:56 PM »
Quite alright, Sarge.....I understood Lil' Bill's feeling exactly!  I have to pinch myself now & again just to make sure I haven't died and gone to heaven, too! O:-)    Turns out, I'm still in NEBRASKA! :banana:


Thanks, too to Nuke, Stan, JB, diogenes, Bearhunter, Wilderbeast & especially, Kanukarhu for his very nice note......very nice of all of you for sharing the thoughts and well-wishes upon my retirement. :thumbsup:  Believe me when I say that it is very much appreciated and it means a lot to me that you took the time to post. :cheers:
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« Reply #179 on: November 22, 2014, 02:51:12 PM »
 I'm glad to hear you had a bumper crop to go out on Craig.. wishing you all the best in enjoying your retirement. :cheers:
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« Reply #180 on: December 05, 2014, 11:51:11 AM »

  I don't have a lot of flowery words for you old friend,  just congrats on both of you making it this far,  and on your decision to retire,  those of us who have made it to this time in our lives and still have our better halfs and decent health are truely blessed.

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« Reply #181 on: December 05, 2014, 09:02:41 PM »
Congratulations on a great harvest and on your retirement.  They are both Crash approved. :thumbsup:

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« Reply #182 on: December 06, 2014, 06:51:48 AM »
Thanks for posting those beautiful pictures wolfy, thanks for sharing with us some of the history and beauty of Nebraska.   Pretty country!   I?m glad to live in a rural area, I get to enjoy wild turkeys, white tail deer, and the occasional bear that that tries to steal my apple and peaches, or check out the garbage can.   Congratulations on your retirement.
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« Reply #183 on: December 06, 2014, 06:58:34 AM »
Can't wait to see some winter pics... (nudge, nudge. Wink, wink,) ;)
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #184 on: December 06, 2014, 08:50:08 AM »
Wow, I come to ck out your lastest Neb. photo shoot and find a retirement announcement.

 Well, congrats are in order for Craig and Heather, for taken care of our folks, feeding the mind and body, year after year. Here's wishing you both a successful, leisure, travel across this great country. Now you have time to come over to Tenn. and canoe some of the great water ways on your bucket list.
And hopefully you'll make it down Florida way as well. We will have a big throw down when you do.

Congratulations  Craig and Heather

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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #185 on: December 06, 2014, 09:14:56 AM »
Glad to hear you had a great crop to go out on. Some very impressive equipment on the farm. I have always wanted to run one of those track farm tractors. I think they would be beneficial to the work we do on landfills. The clay can get slicker than pig snot and you just spin your tires and dig in.

Retirement Woo Hoo for Craig on this one . looking forward to some pics outside of Nebraska. Curious where the wind will blow Wolfy too?
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« Reply #186 on: February 16, 2015, 06:35:34 PM »
Counties and Rivers, click to enlarge ....




And an old school version...My county used to be bigger  ???

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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #187 on: February 16, 2015, 06:38:52 PM »
Somehow.. My post that was meant for elsewhere, got posted here...


Wrong topic , and, I dunno how my "now removed post, got here...
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I will return.


Back now...


  I don't have a lot to say , or add right now... Just "wingin' it"..... But, I think Nebraska is a fine state.  Really though....  to be honest... I think that it is only because Wolfy lives there, & it is his topic.
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I love being out in the woods!   I like this quote from Mors Kochanski - "The more you know, the less you carry". I believe in the same creed, & think  "Knowledge & honed skills" are the best things to carry with ya when you're out in the wilds. They're the ultimate "ultralight" gear! ;)

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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #188 on: February 16, 2015, 07:11:59 PM »
Nice try, JB. :[





Zammer, was there a date listed anywhere for that second old school map that you posted?   Pretty cool & thanks for posting them! :cheers:



You must be on a map jag tonight, zammer............I UNDERSTAND! :lol:
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #189 on: February 16, 2015, 07:21:10 PM »
crap... but thanks for noticing.

 :[


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I love being out in the woods!   I like this quote from Mors Kochanski - "The more you know, the less you carry". I believe in the same creed, & think  "Knowledge & honed skills" are the best things to carry with ya when you're out in the wilds. They're the ultimate "ultralight" gear! ;)

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« Reply #190 on: February 16, 2015, 08:17:20 PM »
Nice try, JB. :[





Zammer, was there a date listed anywhere for that second old school map that you posted?   Pretty cool & thanks for posting them! :cheers:



You must be on a map jag tonight, zammer............I UNDERSTAND! :lol:

So, your coming to the zammer man for a little Nebraska info huh?  8)   you sir are in luck, the year you seek is 1887, but I am going to do you 1 better than a mere date.... behold... http://www.usgwarchives.net/maps/nebraska/statemap/?src=mappery

And yes, I am on an earthly map jag.... lol
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #191 on: February 16, 2015, 08:56:44 PM »
Thanks a bunch, buddy! :cheers:    I guess I've been there before, but it's been quite some time ago and I kind of forgot about it.........after all, I can't be expected to remember EVERYTHING can I? :doh: :lol:
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #192 on: February 28, 2015, 08:05:04 PM »
Tonight, Heather & I watched the full length DVD from our local library, entitled GREAT PLAINS: AMERICA'S LINGERING WILD.....it was fantastic!   If you can find the Nebraska NET video somewhere, we're certain that you would enjoy it! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Here's a short video excerpt I found on YouTube:


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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #193 on: February 28, 2015, 10:01:02 PM »
That looks like a really cool vid wolfy thanks for telling us about it. Your  right, it ain't too bad 8)
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #194 on: March 30, 2015, 06:07:52 PM »
"big fish like to live in bad places, that's how they get to be big fish"

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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #195 on: March 30, 2015, 06:37:16 PM »
Thanks for the warning, zams, but I don't think we're going to end up with much.  MAYBE .5" of rain if we're REALLY lucky.....we need it.  There are Fire Danger Warnings out for here.  It was 80* with 30+ mph winds and 12% humidity for our section of the state.....we're about 90 miles north of Omaha, so they are in the path of the big hail and big thunderstorms this time.

Right here, IT'S NOT TOO BAD! :banana:
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #196 on: March 30, 2015, 07:36:48 PM »
80F !!!!  dang, we barely cracked 32F today, talkin more snow tomorrow, anyhoo be safe.... Frankie is better than most weather folks  8)
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #197 on: March 30, 2015, 09:52:06 PM »
Fires in South Dakota.  Harding county, north of where I live, has lost 8,000 acres.  There are also fires over by Camp Crook in Montana and up by Billings.  In Wyoming there is a fire near Buffalo.  Dry and windy.

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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #198 on: April 03, 2015, 09:20:18 AM »
I have family in around the Colby Kansas area, great bird hunting. Hate the summers, spent many hours driving grain to the elevators during wheat harvest. Hot dirty work but love the harvest dinners.
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #199 on: April 03, 2015, 10:09:13 AM »
Hot dirty work but love the harvest dinners.

While I've had many a Fall dinners with fall harvest produce, I've never had a harvest dinner on a Farm, I think that would be cool to have the real deal one day... 8)
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